Music Theory Introduction
The Music Theory online course is a college level course which includes levels 1, 2 and 3
What Will I Learn?
- Study and read music by using proven techniques
- Understand a Music Score and all symbols
- Learn Rhythms and read and play them the right way
- You would need to have a Windows or Mac computer.
- There will be a unique interesting software which the intructor uses over the courses. The software is free of charge.
The author is prominent teacher in Music Theory. He teaches Music Theory in college. The curriculum is quite the same as the syllabus been covered in this course.
The author believes that by attending this great online course about music theory the student could develop great understanding of the music theory and principles.
The author has been named as a semi-finalist for the Grammy Foundation’s Music Educator.
The online course represents the complete edition and consists of 1, 2 and 3 parts. The course covers 151 video lessons and 28 downloadable worksheets for practice.
Here is what the author covers in the course:
- My approach to Music Theory
- Tools you will need to learn Music Theory quickly and efficiently
- Music software: Notation programs
- The elements of the Score
- Pitch Names
- Pitch Classes
- The White Keys
- The Black Keys (not the band!)
- Half-Steps and Whole-Steps
- Naming Octaves
- Identifying Notes on the Staff
- Identifying Notes on the Keyboard
- Beat and Beat Divisions
- Downbeats and Upbeats
- Dotted Rhythms
- Time Signatures
- Form in Music Notation
- Chromatic and Diatonic scales
- Ordered Pitch Class Collections
- The pattern of a Major Scale
- Scale Degrees
- Writing melodies with major scales
- Analyzing melodies
- What it means to be “in key”
- Key signatures
- How to identify key signatures
- Popular song analysis
- Building triads (chords)
- Diatonic chord progressions
- Roman numeral analysis
- Finding chords by formula
- The thirds inside of a chord
- Finding fifths by finding thirds
- Diminished triads
- Augmented triads
- Chords on the guitar
- Full Analysis: Canon in D (Pachabel)
- Full Analysis: Minuet in G (Bach)
- 7th Chords
- Major 7th Chords
- Minor 7th Chords
- Dominant 7th Chords
- Tendency Chords
- Using the Circle of Fifths for Songwriting and Composition
- Borrowing from Closely Related Keys
- Scale Degree Names
- Tendency Tones
- Compound Meters
- Compound Meter Signatures
- Reading and Writing Compound Meters
- Triplets, dubplets, and Quadruplets
- Finding Minor keys by alternations to Major
- Patterns in Minor keys
- Relative Minor keys
- Parallel Minor keys
- Minor keys in the Circle of Fifths
- Using Minor Keys for Songwriting and Composition
- Diatonic Chord Progressions in Minor
- The V Chord and Minor and the Leading Tone Problem
- Harmonic Minor Scales
- Melodic Minor Scales
- …and much, much more!
This is your only way to really understand music theory in its original way.
“The author or Dr. Jason Allen is an Ableton Certified Trainer, and a PhD in Music Composition and master of Electronic Sounds. His music has been heard internationally in film, radio, video games, and industrial sound, as well as the concert hall and theater. His 2015 album, Aniscorcia, reaching the CMJ Top20 Charts and radio broadcasts nationwide. In 2014 he was named a semi-finalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award.
He currently as an adjunct professor of Composition and Music Theory at the University of St. Thomas, and the CEO of Slam Academy in Minneapolis”
Who is the target audience?
- Students who are eagar to learn music theory
- Learners who failed to learn music theory in the past
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